Famous authors, unforgettable fashion – Chron.com

Writers often change into well-known for the phrases they publish. However typically they've a lot type, they're recognized for his or her fashion sense, too.

A brand new e book celebrates 50 of essentially the most memorably trendy authors, from Oscar Wilde to Joan Didion. "Legendary Authors and the Garments They Wore," new from Terry Newman, affords attractive black-and-white pictures of writers who're as satisfying to take a look at as they're to learn.

Newman divides her topics - stretching all the best way again to the mid-19th century - by their signature appears: glasses, fits, hair and hats. 

The e book celebrates Donna Tartt's sensible, no-nonsense bob. 

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Zelda and Scott Fitzgerald's glossy, display screen-worthy silhouettes.

Even Samuel Beckett's trademark Clark's Wallabees, his footwear of selection.

Authors with type aren't simply fascinating, Newman tells us; they're influential. Fashion homes have mined literature for concepts and inspiration for years. In reality, Tartt, Hunter S. Thompson, Quentin Crisp and Virginia Woolf have all impressed collections of clothes. 

Above, check out a number of the e book's most intriguing figures. 

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